Program Features

London and Edinburgh

Schools winning the honor to represent North America in Edinburgh as part of AHSTF enjoy an exciting journey!

Upon arrival in London, students are treated to a guided panoramic tour of London, the bustling capital city of England. During their two days in London, they enjoy a West End Theatre performance, an optional workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and free time to visit famous sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and more.

On the third day, groups take a scenic trip from London to Edinburgh, Scotland.  The next ten days are filled with rehearsals, performance at official AHSTF/Fringe venues, shows, workshops, an excursion to the picturesque seaside town of St. Andrews and historic Falkland Palace, the Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, and so much more. By the end of their stay, many students consider this beautiful, unique, and friendly city a true ‘home away from home’.

 

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Specific Program Inclusions
We make it easy on you to focus on your performance by providing complete logistical and production support. To give you some idea of what your  AHSTF program may include, following is a list of inclusions.  (Subject to change)

  • Personal account representative to help in the planning of your upcoming AHSTF experience
  • Round-trip airfare from your nearest major airport
  • Two nights’ accommodations in London
  • 10 nights’ accommodations in Edinburgh
  • One meal per day in London
  • Two meals daily as specified in the final itinerary in Edinburgh
  • Motorcoach service for group for airport and venue transfers, as well as sightseeing
  • Half-day guided tour of London
  • London theatre ticket
  • One-day London Tube pass
  • Transportation from London to Edinburgh
  • Guided tour of Edinburgh
  • Technical session in AHSTF official Fringe venue
  • Performance opportunities in an AHSTF official Fringe venue
  • AHSTF Ceilidh (evening of Scottish dancing)
  • AHSTF Closing Ceremony
  • Full-day guided excursion to St. Andrews and Falkland Palace
  • Night security
  • Administration and accounting services
  • On-site escorts throughout the trip
  • Technical support throughout the year and during the Fringe
  • Rental of venue, including basic lighting, sound, and stage components
  • All participation and marketing fees associated with Fringe Festival Society
  • Ticket and venue program printing
  • City bus passes and/or rail passes (depending on accommodation)